Comic Market: Marvel Dominates June With Star Wars & Secret Wars

Doctor Doom’s hold over Battleworld deepens as the heroes begin to discover its secrets in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars #3 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of June 2015 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.

Marvel Comics was June’s top publisher with a 40.86% dollar share and a 43.16% unit share. DC Entertainment was the month’s number two publisher with a 25.06% dollar share and a 28.03% unit share. June’s number three publisher was Image Comics with a 9.81% dollar share and a 10.83% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 5.18% dollar share and a 3.86% unit share. Dark Horse Comics placed fifth for the month with a 4.25% dollar share and a 3.51% unit share.

In May, Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, including Dan Slott and Adam Kubert’s Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 at #2 and Jason Aaron and John Cassaday’s Star Wars #6 at #3. DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, led by Bryan Hitch’s Justice League of America #1 at #4 and Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #41 at #5.

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The woods outside Litchfield, New Hampshire hide dark and ancient secrets in Scott Snyder and Jock’s Wytches Volume 1 from Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of June and one of the publisher’s five titles in the top ten. Marvel Comics also had five titles in the top ten, led by Jim Starlin’s original graphic novel, Thanos: The Infinity Relativity, at #2.

Quirk Books’ The League of Regrettable Superheroes, a compendium of the strangest characters comic book history has produced from the Golden Age to today, was June’s best-selling book. Of note, Dark Horse Comics placed two titles among the top ten: Realms: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi at #5 and perennial best-seller Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #7.

Source: Diamond Comic Distributors Media

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.